“Go to the category of large”
The first Vice-Premier of RF Government – Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov explained the reduction in the number of enterprises of small and average business in Russia with their growth and transition of a cohort of large businesses.
“Recently there were reports that the number of SMEs (small and medium enterprises Znak.com) is reduced. Here it is necessary a deeper approach to the issue. Yes, there is a reduction. But do you know why this is happening? Because a number of small and medium-sized businesses are becoming a larger. A number of these over the past year amounted to 3 thousand companies. Second, not all small businesses who continue to work pass this information to the registries and tax service”, — said Siluanov at a briefing in Kurgan where he is today on a business trip.
“In fact, revenue in the segment of small and medium enterprises over the past year increased by 25%”, — said the head of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
About serious problems in the sector of small and medium business in early August, wrote RBC, citing fresh research of the Institute of Economics of growth to them. Stolypin, whose Supervisory Board is headed by the business Ombudsman Boris Titov,
For the first half of 2019, the number of employees of small and medium enterprises, according to the researchers, fell by 1.6% (more than 257 thousand employees). The actual number of small and medium enterprises decreased by 7-8% (to 18.2 thousand small enterprises and 1.5 million average).
Based on these figures, experts believe that the situation threatens the downturn of the entire economy and recession.
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